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Serological evaluation for rabies in humans and animals from indigenous communities from the State of São Paulo

Grant number: 22/00834-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2022
Effective date (End): February 29, 2024
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Jane Megid
Grantee:Matheus Lopes Ribeiro
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Since interactions between humans and animals occur in different environments and at different ways, One Health comprises an integrated view of human, animal and environmental health and, therefore, the knowledge of the situation of vulnerable populations is fundamental to implement measures of public health. Thus, actions will be carried out in indigenous villages belonging to the base pole of Bauru, at São Paulo, aiming at monitoring the rabies virus in indigenous people, animals and contact health professionals. Sample collection and serological analysis of this population will be carried out. The main objective will be study the seropositivity for rabies, to determine the exposure risk to the viral agent for both the human and animal population. The research results will be forwarded to the authorities of the Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI), the District Council of Indigenous Health (CONDISI) and the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health (SESAI), so our research can contributes as a subsidy in approaches and interventions of public managers in indigenous communities within a One Health perspective.

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